Pack hosts South Alabama Saturday at 6 p.m.
Pack travels to Connecticut Saturday
Redshirt-Junior defensive end gets to go play back home this weekend
A preview of the 2012 squad
In 2013: Should battle for the starter's job at field end during preseason camp.
In 2012: Reserve defensive end who was seeing frequent action before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the win over No. 3 Florida State ... Underwent surgery that same day ... Had seen action in 128 snaps from scrimmage in the first five games before leaving after three snaps in that upset victory ... Tallied four tackles.
In 2011: Transferred to NC State from Colorado, he sat out the 2011 campaign and has two years of eligibility ... Listed as the backup at left defensive end heading into fall camp ... Named to the 2011-12 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
At Colorado: Entered the 2010 season as the starter at left defensive end, but missed the first portion of fall practices after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in July to mend a cartilage injury ... As a freshman (2009), played in all 12 games ... In 192 snaps from scrimmage, he recorded 10 tackles (eight solo, one for a loss, two for zero gains), along with two passes broken up, a forced fumble, a third down stop and a quarterback chasedown (near-sack) ... Posted a season/career high three tackles (all solo) at Texas, one was for a loss and the other two for no gain ... Recipient of the team's Lee Willard Award, presented to the most outstanding freshman, and he was a first-team Freshman All-Big 12 team member as selected by Rivals/Yahoo! Sports.
Prep: A two-time letterman, he was named first-team All-Erickson League and first-team All-New England for Class A by the New England Prep School Athletic Council at the Salisbury School for coach Chris Adamson ... Split time at defensive end and outside linebacker and finished the season with 70 tackles, including six sacks and six forced fumbles ... Also blocked two punts and he also averaged about 2.5 quarterback hurries per game, as well ... Missed his junior season after sustaining an injury in the weight room prior to the season ... As a sophomore, saw action at defensive end and compiled 40 tackles with seven sacks and had a fumble return for a touchdown ... Salisbury completed an undefeated 9-0 season while earning the Erickson League and New England Prep School championship ... Lettered twice in basketball ... Earned Honor Roll status his junior and senior years in high school ... Majoring in communication.